BIS Shrapnel will hold its 101st Business Forecasting Conference in September this year with half-day briefings to be organised in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

The biannual conference will discuss in detail the current state of the economy in the backdrop of falling mining investment, residential housing recovery, high dollar value and shaky manufacturing prospects.

While the new government has initiated widespread infrastructure development, its positive contribution to growth will not be felt until 2016. The major driver of growth currently is non-mining business investment.

BIS Shrapnel’s 101st biannual conference will discuss structural shifts, policy issues, business conditions, regional and industry prospects, investment markets and implications for the economic outlook through a series of half day briefings.

Held since 1964, these briefings assist businesses with planning and budgeting. Delegates will receive conference papers with 18-month forecasts and a summary of the analysis and commentary.


Brisbane: Tuesday, 9 September 2014, Stamford Plaza Hotel

Sydney: Thursday, 11 September 2014, The Westin Hotel

Melbourne: Tuesday, 16 September 2014, Park Hyatt Hotel

Adelaide: Thursday, 18 September 2014, Intercontinental Hotel

Perth: Friday, 19 September 2014, Hyatt Regency Hotel